False lashes explained
Eyelashes are so huge and in high demand with brides right now and they are also a very personal choice.
They are amazing and very popular with brides, you can have them so they look very natural or for more drama choose Russian lashes.
I would recommend eyelash extensions if you would like lashes after the wedding for your honeymoon too. With the eyelash extensions you need to try them a couple of months before the wedding, so you can really get a good idea of how they look like on you and what look you would like to achieve for your wedding.
Strip lashes are the perfect lash for dramatic lashes for just your wedding day. I would recommend if you are looking for a more dramatic glam bridal eye or you are used to wearing more dramatic eyes.
These are the ones if you would like a natural look just for the day but lots of my brides do try make them last as long as they can. Gives your eyes a little flick to make them more open. Whenever I wear these, people always say you look well, but they can never tell what it is because they are so natural looking. These are the ones I personally used for my wedding in August. I also used a product which is my secret product (Revitalash) which is good to use a couple of months before your wedding, which makes your natural lashes longer, thicker and better condition. It's an investment but actually works.
Just one more lash option if you are nervous about going for the false lashes.
Why not try LVL lash lift.
LVL is a natural lift and the treatment includes tinting, which darkens your natural lashes, so they appear longer, thicker and lifted. Very good for your honeymoon too. Like all bridal beauty treatments I would recommend you try at least a couple of months before your wedding. Very effective to use Revitalash a couple of months before LVL treatment; your natural lashes will look absolutely amazing (definitely take a before and after picture of your lashes).
The Big Bridal Nail Question
To Gel Or Not To Gel?
There are many pros and cons to using gel or regular nail polish. When it comes to your big day, you may want to consider both options for your nails. Here are the pros and cons you may wish to consider when making this decision.
Regular nail polish manicure
This technique has been around for years and remains incredibly popular with brides.
You can remove the nail polish yourself
It doesn’t take long to apply.
It doesn’t strengthen your nails
It can chip easily
Doesn’t look as bright as a gel
You have to wait for the polish to dry.
Gel Manicure (Bio Sculpture or Shellac)
This technique has grown in popularity over the last few years. It involves using gel polish and a led lamp to set, making your nails thicker and brighter.
You can actually do gel days before the wedding and will still have excellent looking nails on the wedding day
Gel nails dry straight away and last longer than normal polish, 2.5-3 weeks
The colour doesn’t fade or smudge.
The procedure takes 45 mins, maybe longer depending on the design/look you are going for and the condition of your natural nails
You need to soak nails to remove with nail polish remover or acetone.
Hi everyone, we are making it through lockdown. Hopefully not much longer! look forward to meeting all of you soon for trials. I am very excited to lauched today on Guides For Brides The Bridal Beauty Prep Guide (http://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/wedding-ideas/bridal-beauty-prep/)
If you are thinking when and why to have a bridal hair and make trial? Then all is explained below.
Having a bridal trial is important, even if you are definitely sure you know what you would like to go for.
Your trial is the first personal meeting with your hair and make-up stylist.
It is a good to be completely at ease and have a familiar face on your wedding day.
After you have looked through images on Google and Pinterest and decided what you would like. It's good to try the look out on yourself, so you can make any changes to suit you 100%.
I would recommend having your bridal hair and make-up trial a couple of months before your wedding. Just so we have a good idea of hair length for hair style and we can also go through any beauty/skincare prep.
Really looking forward to meeting you all soon for your trials. Can not wait!
So, what are going to be the hot hair and make-up trends for 2020?
When it comes to make-up, less is more, enhance your features in your own way. It doesn't have to be complicated. We should not compare ourselves to the layers of make-up and contouring we see on Instagram, especially the ones claiming to be 'natural' or 'no make-up'.
Foundation and skin
No need to layer up and bake your skin, you only need a simple translucent powder on your T-zone if you have oily skin. It is so nice to still keep a youthful, fresh glow to your skin. If you have oily skin use a mattifying primer before applying your foundation and if you have dry skin use Weleda Skin Food Light as your primer. (You can get it from Amazon or Waitrose)
Only wear foundation if it is needed. Apply one pump in the centre of your face and blend outwards, then touch up with concealer to gain a natural look.
To achieve a natural look it is best to keep eyes more nude. Avoid using black eyeliner and dark shades for eye shadow. Maybe you could try more of an uplifting vibe lip colour, like a bright red for daytime and deep red for the evening.
Natural and loose bridal hair is extremely popular, go with the flow of your natural texture and waves with a loose up-do with trailing tendrils. A textured ponytail can still make a big impact with a more elegant and sophisticated look. Alternatively, go full on Glam with a Hollywood wave and make a statement with lips, red gloss making a real aisle impact.
Bridal hair accessories
Accessories are becoming increasingly popular with many brides choosing a head piece that makes a real impression. What about making a classic up do even prettier with a oversized floral crown or individual blossoms nested in curls?
If you prefer a princess look you must add a tiara or crystal/pearl headband. Your photos will be stunning and you will feel like royalty!
5 top tips for skincare in lockdown.
1. A good skincare routine.
Cleanse am and pm
Exfoliate twice a week
use a light hydrating mask once a week
and remember to wear SPF to protect from uv rays even when its cloudy.
Prevent premature ageing and pigmentation.
2. Try to destress as much as possible, will help keep immune system strong strong and help the healing process of the skin. So try take some time out for yourself by having a relaxing bath or just some simple breathing techniques. I know its easier said then done, but will really help to keep your skin clear and bright.
3. Drink lots of water to flush any toxins, to prevent breakouts and to keep your body and skin hydrated.
4.Regular exercise helps to bring nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells to keep the skin looking bright.
5. Of course us ladies do need our beauty sleep.
make sure you get plenty of sleep to help repair your skin health. so you are looking refreshed on your big day.
Have a restful week Amyxxx